help! Remove scratch from back of iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by brianj, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. brianj macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    Can it be done? I've heard of some suggesting tooth paste on the iphone 2g back but what can I do about a big scratch on the back of my iPhone 3G white?
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I would have said Brasso, but I don't think that works on plastic.

    You could sandpaper the whole back and not have to worry about any additional scratches!
  3. brianj thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    The problem is that is long like 2 cm long and black on my white back...
  4. dfkaplan macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2008
    Try some kind of really, really fine rubbing compound? A lot of people don't realize that sandpaper comes in really, really fine grades... so fine that it practically feels slick. Perhaps that might help?
  5. SethBoy macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    I'm actually considering sandpapering the back, but I have googled for a bit and looks like nobody has done it yet.

    The DS Lite turned out pretty good -

    Not sure how an iPhone 3G would look "de-glossed".

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